Public Affairs Mission

ANG PA advances ANG priorities and achieves mission objectives through integrated planning, execution, and assessment of communication capabilities. Through strategic and responsive release of accurate and useful information and imagery to ANG, domestic, and international audiences, PA puts operational actions into context; facilitates the development of informed perceptions about ANG operations; helps undermine adversarial propaganda efforts; and contributes to the achievement of national, strategic, and operational objectives.


The ANG Public Affairs office manages the content on the Jumbotron in building 3501 and the monitors in building 3500 to announce time-sensitive and recurring information to our ANG Readiness Center personnel.

Members must submit an AF 833 at least one week before the post date. Email the request to the PA Org box.

The marquee will not be used to promote fundraising or to display items or services for sale.

The marquee will not display commercial advertisements, political messages or any non-mission essential messages.


Joint Base Andrews and its tenant units appreciate the enormous sacrifices made by neighbors as we train for the defense of our country. Among those sacrifices is the occasional disruption of daily life by noise and flight operations.

The Air Force's primary job is national security. Joint Base Andrews is America's Airfield and its primary mission is to support and defend the National Capital Region. The units based at Joint Base Andrews train to immediately respond to our nation's call. Sometimes this training results in low-flying aircraft and noise.

Joint Base Andrews strives to be a good neighbor by maintaining good community and media relations with its surrounding communities. They diligently seek to provide timely, responsive, and factual answers to all public inquiries as they pertain to Joint Base Andrews.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while our Airmen strive to train and support our Department of Defense mission - know that your safety and our safety are paramount to our missions.

Click here to access the 11th Wing Public Affairs citizen complaint form. Please send all complaints to the 11th Wing Public Affairs office, as they are the host PA office for Joint Base Andrews.

What We Do

Services available from the ANG/PA office are grouped into four categories consistent with ANG Common Output Level Standards (ANG COLS):

  • Communication Planning
  • PA Engagement
  • PA Operations to include Command Information, Media Operations, and Security and Policy Review
  • Visual Information 

ANG PA specialists are available during normal duty hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday at 612-9494.

The Joint Base Andrews PA office is the point of contact for all afterhours emergency services: security forces and alert incident support. Contact the command post by calling the base operator at 301-981-1110.

For afterhours news media or media inquiries related to the ANG please contact the National Guard Bureau at 703-627-7273 or email

public affairs Requests

For PA support requests, members are encouraged to discuss possible requests with PA staff or email the PA Org box as far in advance as possible. Requests for support should be submitted with a completed ANG Form 833. Advance notice provides PA the ability to ensure the necessary equipment and personnel are available. PA schedules are built in advance and prior coordination is key. 

Consumer-grade still and video equipment is available for self-help use on a first-come, first-served basis for use when official PA support is not available.

Complete the highlighted sections of the AF Form 833, available HERE. Please digitally sign, date, and then e-mail soft copies HERE

For specific questions about what services meet criteria for support, please contact 240-612-9494.

Photo Studio Hours

Head & Shoulders
  • Monday 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
** We do not take photos for retirement programs, award nominees, or unofficial biographies. For special duty packages, please bring a copy of the photo requirements. Studio photography is by appointment only and available for official portraits as required by AFI as well as applications for special duty assignments, Chain-of-command studio photography will be provided for leadership at the directorate-level and above as well as quarterly and annual award winners at the ANGRC-level and above. Electronic copies will be provided to the requester. The photographer is NOT responsible for proper wear of the uniform. Military photographers are NOT authorized (AFI 35-109 and DODI 5040.02) to digitally alter image in any way.**

Contact Us

ANG Public Affairs does not act as an operator service. They do not have the capability to redirect incoming calls to other offices. Please contact the base operator for these services. For a RECRUITER click HERE.

Base Operator 301-981-1110

ANG Public Affairs
3500 Fetchet Avenue
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
(240) 612-9494

NGB Press Desk